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A fascinating comparison: how long maternity leave lasts in different countries

The appearance of a child is perhaps the most turbulent time in any woman’s life. This is when she needs help and support like never before, and when the baby requires the greatest level of care and attention. This is why a system of paid leave is now offered to mothers (and sometimes, fathers) in many countries around the world.

We at WeGoRo decided to find out how long maternity leave lasts in different places. The results fascinated us, and we’d like to share them with you.

It should be remembered that in many countries, paid maternity leave is often divided into periods before and after the birth. The article shows the maximum amount of time a mother can spend at home with her child and the amount of monthly compensation as a percentage of the average national wage.

Russia

Estonia

Uzbekistan

The Czech Republic

Norway

Germany

Cuba

Canada

Denmark

Vietnam

Brazil

The Netherlands

Israel

China

India

Tanzania

USA

Iraq

Tunisia